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Sweeeeeeet tooth

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The challenge for boot camp today is to make a blog entry about a hurdle that keeps holding me back. My biggest challenge right now is my eating, and the biggest hurdle in this area for me is my sweet tooth. I LOVE chocolate especially, but anything sweet will do. So, I think, for the next two weeks, I will challenge myself to cut out all chocolate and sweets. I know that when I get it out of my system, I don't crave it. So, to take some control over the situation, this is my plan! Wish me luck! I'm gonna need it!

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AWOLF24 5/20/2009 2:00PM

    This is a hard one for me too. I love to bake but won't let myself do it much anymore because I simply don't have the self control NOT to eat that stuff when it is around. emoticon You can do it! Try substituting fruit or something else healthy that is "sweet" so you don't totally feel deprived. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISAW/3 5/20/2009 12:22PM

    I cut out chocolate and pepsi about 4 weeks ago. It is amazing how I don't crave it anymore! It helped that I made it one of my other goals on Spark, so I was accountable to check-off that I hadn't had any soda or chocolate.
Good luck!

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Sharing my active lifestyle

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I had a wonderful walk this evening with my youngest child. We went for a stroll around the block, and saw neighbours, enjoyed the beautiful weather, and got some exercise to boot!

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AWOLF24 5/20/2009 9:30AM

    That sounds like a lot of fun. Just perfect for this time of year too and the best is that you got to share it with one of your little ones. emoticon

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Running and underwear TMI

Sunday, May 17, 2009

So, I had a great Sunday run today, got in a full hour, even though I really was struggling at about the 1/2 hour mark where I tend to hit my wall. I pushed through it, and finished my full hour for the first time since pulling my calf a few weeks ago. Here is the TMI part of this post, you've been warned!

I went and bought new underwear today, I love new underwear. I tried a new style, because my local Wal-Mart doesn't really stock the style I usually like. I got some low rise hipster kind today, and I tried them on at home. They feel so nice, and they fit really well. I needed new pairs, because my 2X and 3X are just not fitting anymore. They slide all over the place and I am constantly needing to reposition them all day long.... drive me CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I am hopeful that this new style will stay put better since they actually fit me(They are a size L! No more X there baby! Whoooooo Hooooooo emoticon emoticonX!). This ends the TMI portion of your regularly scheduled blog.... lol.

We had a baseball practice this afternoon, and it was a great practice. I almost caught a pop fly, it was actually in my glove! I got my bat onto the ball, and got some decent hits finally, can't wait to try a game again. My friend also got some incredible hits, and is getting closer every time to catching those pop flys. We can do it! I tell ya though, I was throwing in a ton of balls from the outfield, and when I was carrying my shopping bag around tonight, I felt my shoulder start twinging. I am having a ton of ache and shooting pain in it this evening, so I iced it and took some Ibuprofen to help with inflammation. Hurt shoulder I can handle, I can still run with that, and ride my bike and rollerblade, and walk, so it's all good. I will arrange my Strength Training to have upper body closer to the end of the week so it has a chance to recover.

Anyway, now that I have written a novel, hope everyone is having a fantastic long weekend, and Happy Birthday Queen Victoria!

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AWOLF24 5/18/2009 10:42AM

    You are too funny! Gotta love saying goodbye to the "X"s!

Hope your shoulder feels better soon!

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    A whole hour of running?!
High five to that. That is great.

Congratulations on your underwear :P

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Feeling positive today

Friday, May 15, 2009

I had a nice run with a friend this morning, she really pushed me to my limit, and it felt good. I also did my lower body strength training today, and it kicked me all over the living room! It was very hard, and I let myself off for the last 5 reps of my last exercise (lunge and twist with medicine ball). I just had nothing left! I am still eating too much and lots of stuff I shouldn't be eating so much of it, but slowly, I will do better. I think I am finally over my slump, thanks to all the support and positivity! Thanks everyone! I also have been using my new mantra when running, or doing strength training. I am looking forward to the long weekend, getting some much needed time with the kids and hubby. I am planning to do some activities to help my younger son with his fine motor skills in an effort to motivate him to write more. I am hoping that by giving him a chance to strengthen his skills it won't seem so overwhelming for him. Hope everyone else has a fantastic Victoria Day Weekend!

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HPLANDER 5/15/2009 12:11PM

    I'm glad to hear you are feeling more positive today. Sounds like you had a great workout.

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AWOLF24 5/15/2009 11:58AM

    Sounds like you are definitely back on track with your exercise! Wow - very motivating to read about.

Have a great weekend. emoticon Enjoy the time with your family!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I have been looking back at my numbers, and my weight is stagnant at around 175 pounds since February of this year. That is 3 months of making no progress! I am bound and determined to stay positive abou t this process. I have a new mantra PATIENCE IS THE KEY TO PARADISE. It is short and sweet, I can repeat it to myself over and over when I want to give up. I have to be patient with myself and with this process. I am surrounding myself with understanding, supportive, positive people who will encourage me instead of discouraging me more than I am already doing to myself. I need to speak kind words to myself and remember that I am making healthy changes for so many reasons other than losing weight! So, I am going to make it my goal to maintain my weight at 175 for the rest of the month of May. Once I am able to get some consistency with maintaining, I can start trying again in June to lose weight again. This is not going to happen overnight, I know it didn't happen overnight. If it takes me four years, I will lose this 80 pounds, only 40 more to go! Go me!

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AWOLF24 5/13/2009 1:06PM

    You can do this! I know, it is SO easy to get impatient and I've been struggling too. But what you told me really hit home - take a step back, re-assess, and then look at far you've come already. You are already half way to your goal! And you will see progress again soon...I know you will. Hang in there.

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FEBRUARYROSE1 5/13/2009 12:04PM

    Okay first Thanks for the heart-rate excelerator this morning :'))) and second YOU have lost 40 POUNDS!!!!!! That is FANTASTIC! don't give up on yourself, I'm not giving up on you and remember one day, one step at a time and before you know it you'll be wondering what happened to the last 40, so you go girl!!!!

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NGSHANNA 5/13/2009 10:20AM

    Hey! I saw your huddle in Spark Teams and came by your Spark Page to cheer you on! However, I feel that there isn't much that I can do, cos YOU'RE DOING GREAT!

Maybe what you can consider doing is something which is not consistent. Don't do your usual, push yourself to the next limit! Maybe you're getting comfortable with your current level, and you have reached a plateau, so push yourself further!

It's also great that you have a Sparks buddy! Where I am, there are only few of us and its hard to meet up! So LUCKY you!

So kick butt!

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